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    we ve got to get above these cotton fields She diverted her eyes from the field and looked up at the sky finding her solution aviation She dreamt of flying like the birds that she often saw flying around the cotton fields 1 With her dream as her driving Women and Aviation Date s 1943 to 1945 Location Glenn California Tag s Women World War II Aviation It was the

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    the cold bitter tundra where they tried to make a living Prospectors first found gold in 1898 near Nome Alaska where Beach and King would eventually find themselves News spread and miners flooded the region Settling was difficult because there were no harbors and thievery was rampant Also lack of certain resources such as wood there were no trees made building difficult Manufacturers soon swooped in with galvanized iron and built warehouses Within a thirty three year period mining in Alaska brought in about 391 000 000 in gold copper and such However said statistics did not mean a life of comfort for miners Beach and King In 1917 a decrease in placer placer method being the sifting through dirt and such for the heavier desirable minerals like gold with water gold output was due to dwindling labor Food was hard to come by so Beach had to be creative to secure money for meals Luckily Beach found himself writing a play for a vaudeville show in Nome Though he may not have considered the play as his first big success surviving the Alaskan mining business contributed to not only his writing but to his masculinity through the tough physical

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    to 1917 Location Outside US Tag s Mining men masculinity Rollins alumnus and adventure novelist Rex E Beach knew what it meant to be a man in the early 20th century Beach was physically active between sports in his college days at Rollins and mining in Alaska where he first tapped into his literary prowess An account by friend Dave King published in the New York Times recounts the hardships involved in the search for gold and other valuable Detroit International Fair in Delray Date s 1899 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s International Fair Agriculture Industry Detroit Delray Detroit in the 1880s was growing and seeking a reputation among the great cities of the era When well to do citizens formed the exposition company they imagined a fair that would marry agriculture and industry in a world class exposition By early 1889 the exposition company had a capital stock of 500 000 to draw on and the Detroit International Fair and Exposition became a reality Seventy Stole a Pocketbook Date s January 5 1899 to 1899 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Race Relations On January 5 1899 the Virginian Pilot reported that a young black male in the town of Portsmouth Virginia had stolen the pocketbook of a lady whose services he was filling While this petty incident of crime was relatively unnoticed buried in the middle of the paper the style in which the brief story was written illustrates the social opinions in this southern city The story goes on to describe Large Cotton Mills Open in Two Virginia Towns Date s January 20 1899 to January 1899 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Economy The January 21 edition of the Richmond Dispatch announced the opening of large cotton mills in two towns in Virginia

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    US The Mining Life Date s 1899 to 1917 Location Tag s Mining men masculinity Rollins alumnus and adventure novelist Rex E Beach knew what it meant to be a man in the early 20th century Beach was physically active between sports in his college days at Rollins and mining in Alaska where he first tapped into his literary prowess An account by friend Dave King published in the New

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    By Relevance Chronology The Mining Life Date s 1899 to 1917 Location Outside US Tag s Mining men masculinity Rollins alumnus and adventure novelist Rex E Beach knew what it meant to be a man in the early 20th century Beach was physically active between sports in his college days at Rollins and mining in Alaska where he first tapped into his literary prowess An account by friend Dave King

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    advance of civilization all men came to learn that this is a fundamental rule of their very essence and natural definition of what is a real man No matter their situation even if he is forced out of his own inhabitance that he must be able to use a combination of The Mining Life Date s 1899 to 1917 Location Outside US Tag s Mining men masculinity Rollins alumnus and

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    to become more creative and tenacious bearing the responsibility of relieving the pressures of joblessness and hunger Housewives were intensely unhappy with this situation and this discontent pushed them into action on a scale never seen in the US before The mainstream media reacted to this housewife activism Although they took the movement seriously they could not help but ridicule the idea of a housewife movement As they poked fun at the group however tension grew over the politicizing of the traditional roles of wives and mothers No matter how much the media lampooned the movement its pervasiveness in contemporary American culture was undeniable The topic was one of hot debate reflected by its presence in newsprint throughout the period Society s idea of what women were capable of was undergoing a significant change Milton Caniff a cartoonist who had become famous at the time for his Terry and the Pirates strip had sensed this influence and incorporated it into his comic While the eponymous character Terry fought many a foe the most famous was known as the Dragon Lady She was a sly and capable foe and at the advent of World War II led the resistance against Japan s invasion of China She is shown to be an equal match for Terry on numerous occasions This portrayal of a competent attractive female antagonist was revolutionary for the time It is also worth noting that the Dragon Lady was not only a woman but also ethnic being Asian Caniff s comic contained several other strong female characters but none were quite as influential as her This can clearly be seen today where the term dragon lady refers to a negative stereotype of strong or mysterious women of East Asian descent Citations Milton Caniff Getting Along Beautifully So Far daily

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    a white and green gown catches your eye She has an air of power intelligence and strength Something about her captivating expression renders you powerless Her stance is one of both strength and seduction You can do nothing but stand there and stare in awe of her glory as she takes a puff from her Lucky Harry Coggins was exposed to a culture at the Woodside Mill in Greenville that helped educate and promote the growth of not just individual persons but the growth of a community Date s 1920 to 1943 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s Woodside Mill Village Community Mill Village Greenville The Woodside Mill was the largest mill under a single roof in the country at one point Charles Street where Harry Coggins had lived hosted various opportunities for sports religion and education The Woodside Mill had a pool refilled once every one to two weeks and even a community building built and maintained by the YMCA Many children who grew up in the mill village were extremely successful Bill and the Water Wagon Date s 1920 to 1932 Location New York New York Tag s Prohibition 18th Amendment Bill and the Water Wagon During the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States the consumption of alcohol became very popular especially by men before and after work In thirty years from 1870 to 1900 the number of bars in the nation grew from 30 000 to 100 000 Since the late 19th century years before Prohibition went into effect moral reformers saw alcohol consumption as a problem and pushed constantly Strong Female Characters in Depression Era Media Date s 1920 to 1945 Location New York New York Tag s Urban Society Great Depression World War II Sexism Feminism Milton Caniff Comics Dragon Lady Cartoonist The Great

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